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Archive for February, 2012

Leap year birthdays! Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day! February 29 is a rare day. That’s because February normally has 28 days. Not this year! This year we get an extra day in February! Leap years occur every four years, so the last one was in 2008. Leap year – rok przestępny. What happens if you’re born on February 29? Can…

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Train chaos for Euro 2012 Posted by on Feb 28, 2012

Poland’s rail network faces potential chaos during the upcoming Euro 2012 football tournament with workers threatening to go on strike over the proposed privatisation of both PKP Cargo and TK Telekom. The companies have made the threat due to fears that Poland’s Transport Minister Sławomir Nowak has failed to state whether previous promises made by…

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Nic dwa razy – Nothing twice Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

In blog from February 2nd, Nobel Prize-winning Wisława Szymborska dies at 88 I wrote about the great Polish poet. There is one poem I remember I had to learn by heart, when I was in school.I remember it to this days. It is really beautiful and I had to share it with you… Here are both Polish…

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The Palace of Culture and Science Posted by on Feb 26, 2012

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) is one of Warsaw’s most recognizable buildings, but did you know that it was also one of the city’s largest conference venues? The Palace of Culture and Science is possibly one of the Polish capital’s most iconic buildings. Originally a gift from the Soviet Union to…

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Polish horseradish with beets! Posted by on Feb 25, 2012

Everyone knows that Poles love beets (buraki) and horseradish (chrzan)! Put these two together and everything gets even better…:) My mother always used to make her own horseradish and mix it with beets. It gave it a beautiful color and a touch of sweetness. I always loved it and I still make it once in…

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Adverbs, part II Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Yesterday we talked about adverbs formed from adjectives. Today let’s gather some details about non-adjectival adverbs. They are so called original adverbs. In fact they are old forms of various nouns most often, e.g. prawie almost, chyba surely, rano in the morning, wczoraj yesterday, czasem sometimes, nocami in the nights. A generally accepted opinion does not exist for the…

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Formation of Adverbs Posted by on Feb 23, 2012

Recently my husband and my daughter had some problems with formatting adverbs, so I thought it will be a great idea for today’s post! Adverbs (przysłówki) formed from adjectives end in –o or –‘e (with e preceded by softening), for example tanio (cheaply) from tani (cheap),  drogo (dearly) from drogi (dear), gęsto (thickly) from gęsty (thick), dobrze (well) from dobry (good), źle (badly) from…

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